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Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

February 19, 2017

Every time somebody asks me about this blog, I get a bit antsy and say something along the lines of, “I’m not blogging much these days, but I’d like to start it up again.” This is my first attempt in awhile to revive this space and get back into the routine of sharing the going-ons [...]

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Chinese Almond Cookies

February 21, 2015

The last time my mom came to visit she gave me two 8-ounce bottles of almond extract, three large tins of tea, and two bottles of my favorite chili sauce (which is not Sriracha, by the way). Her annual visits from Cleveland always involve food gifts, which I happily look forward to. She once even [...]

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Almond Coconut Heart Cookies

February 13, 2014

I am loving these sweet little heart cookies. They are light, not too sweet, and have the perfect flavor combination of almond and coconut (a combo that I have also used here and here). The dough is made with almond flour, oat flour, and shredded unsweetened coconut, giving them a delicate texture while also making [...]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies + An Anniversary

October 12, 2012

When Andrew and I first got engaged, we thought about having a destination wedding. Then we thought about eloping. Then we thought about having a wedding in New York City, where we lived at the time and also where we met and dated. New York won out in the end and after about a year [...]

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Homemade Graham Crackers

June 28, 2012

Graham crackers always remind me of my friend Allison, who once gave up “graham crackers at work” for Lent. She also gave up “bread at restaurants” another year, but now I’m getting off topic. What I’m trying to say is that Allison really loves graham crackers. So when she came to visit us in Houston [...]

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Key Lime Cookies

June 5, 2012

It’s officially summer around here. I’ve already got a tan going, my car is covered in sand from the beach, and Andrew has been making margaritas non-stop for the last 2 weeks (he’s trying to perfect his recipe). Between his margarita making and my juicing and baking, we’ve been going through limes like crazy. I [...]

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Anzac Biscuits + A Few Australia Pics

May 3, 2012

While I was in Sydney, I was introduced to a wonderful little cookie called the Anzac biscuit. The cookies are an Australian tradition and are associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) because they do not spoil easily and were able to be sent to soldiers abroad during World War I. I [...]

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Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

February 27, 2012

These vegan oatmeal cookies are a new favorite of mine. They are soft, chewy, and taste like a quintessential oatmeal cookie. They aren’t just really good vegan cookies–they are really good cookies… period. To create that rich flavor and texture that you would normally get from using butter, these cookies use a number of surprising [...]

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Oatmeal Shortbread

February 4, 2012

I adore these cookies. Don’t let the oats fool you into thinking that they aren’t delicious. They look deceptively healthy, but this is shortbread we are talking about. There is plenty of butter in them, I promise. Essentially, this is a shortbread that uses mostly oats instead of flour–genius idea, if you ask me. All [...]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

January 12, 2012

Peanut butter has got to be one of my favorite foods. I practically lived on it in college (that and Nutella) and have baked my fair share of peanut butter cookies. Like I said here, peanut butter cookies are my weakness. In general, I prefer the homemade variety to any bakery’s (although Momofuku Milk Bar [...]